Yay, this is the third and final instalment of my Book Unhaul series, where I talk about all the books I’m giving away, selling or donating to make some room on my shelves! You can find the first two posts here and here. Well, let’s get into it 🙂
- Leaving Blythe River by Catherine Ryan Hyde
I read this last summer, and while it was all right and I enjoyed it, it just wasn’t great and I definitely won’t be reading it again.
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Another Smith book! I guess I’m just over her books and her style. I realize lately I don’t really like those conventional straight romance stories anymore. Like, romance is fine, but if it’s almost the sole focus of the book it’s just not interesting to me anymore.
- The Great Fires by Jack Gilbert
I bought this in an attempt to read more “serious” poetry (because I thought at the time that that was important). Needless to say, I didn’t enjoy this. It’s not my taste, not my topic of interest, and honestly there were a couple I thought were good but overall they felt repetitious to me.
- The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
I really enjoyed reading this and all the books in this series (of seven books!!) but with this once too, like with most crime novels, once you know the endings it’s just not that interesting anymore.
- Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
I bought this in an attempt to read more literary books, and boy was that a mistake. I didn’t even read this, but started several times and just had to give up. At some point I read a bit in the middle of the book and read something that still bothers me. Not because it was bad, but because it was so nasty and I don’t read books so that I feel weird and uncomfortable. Just not for me.
- Iron Lake by William Kent Kreuger
Also a crime novel. It’s pretty good, but not good enough to keep and reread. Like the other books in the series, it’s fine once but not more. I have more books in this series and honestly they get progressively worse. The third one is the last one I read and it bored me. I could exactly tell who the murderer was by how much information the author was revealing. I could see him trying to trick me by taking my attention somewhere else. It’s annoying.
- Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
This was a fine book, a little all over the place to my taste, but entertaining nonetheless. I’m doing a giveaway for my birthday next week and this book will be in the giveaway! So if you want it, keep an eye out for that post!
That was it! Some of these books I’m giving to friends, others I’m trying to sell in my local bookstore and the rest will be donated to a charity shop! Here’s to giving books new life, in someone else’s book case 🙂